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Winthrop Listed In U.S. News Among Top 10 Southern Public Universities
In the 2014 edition, Winthrop rose from ninth to tie for eighth place among Southern public institutions in its category and tied once again for 25th among public and private universities.
Winthrop President Jayne Marie (Jamie) Comstock said that U.S. News and other notable third-party rankings reflect that Winthrop has worked hard to achieve and maintain quality in its programs over the years.
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Winthrop University again ranked among the
South’s top 10 public universities
that convey bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the
2014 U.S. News & World Report’s edition
“America’s Best Colleges.”
This marks the
that the magazine has included Winthrop in its list of
top tier institutions
In the 2014 edition, Winthrop rose from
ninth to tie for eighth place
among Southern public institutions in its category and tied once again for
among public and private universities.
U.S. News uses a set of up to
16 indicators of excellence
, including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving. This year’s rankings reflect changes to the methodology to increase the weight of output measures that signal how well a school educates its students.
The rankings from the
2014 edition of “America’s Best Colleges”
will be released on Sept. 10.
The U.S. News college rankings group schools based on categories created by the
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
and are frequently relied upon by students and parents considering higher education opportunities. U.S. News surveys colleges and universities each year and ranks nearly 1,400 of them in different categories.
Winthrop President Jayne Marie (Jamie) Comstock said that U.S. News and other notable
reflect that Winthrop has worked hard to achieve and maintain quality in its programs over the years. “Our strong record across many indicators reflects that we are offering the quality of a private university education at a public university price. Our priority now is to build on our success to address issues of access, attainment, affordability and accountability, so that the top-notch education a Winthrop degree signifies will be possible for even more students.”
Over the past decade, Winthrop has consistently received
for its value and academic quality.
Barron’s Best Buys
has included Winthrop in its rankings,
regularly lists the university among
best Southeastern colleges
recently identified Winthrop as one of America’s “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges” in its 2013 College Guide Rankings edition.
For more information, contact
, news and media services manager, at 803/323-2404 or e-mail her at
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